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an urban-type settlement in Kuldīga Raion, Latvian SSR. It is a railroad station on the Ventspils-Liepaja line with a 30-km branch to Kuldiga. Alsunga had a population of 2,600 in 1968. It has woodworking enterprises and a 14th-century castle.
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